Eshhad envisions a world where all people can freely believe and practice their faith and cultural traditions with the protection and security of their government who enshrine core fundamental rights; prohibit discrimination based on ethnicity, religion, or nationality; and who provide fair rule of law for their citizens.


Since August 2013 Eshhad has documented over 500 sectarian incidents or attacks in Egypt with a few additional cases of Egyptian Christians who were targeted in Libya. Through the aggregation of reports of sectarian incidents from various sources including reports from civil society, media, and in some cases through self-reporting, Eshhad is able to track and produce reports highlighting trends, analysis, as well as recommendations for policy-makers. From the outset, Eshhad has been able to fill in the need for a neutral and credible source of tracking alleged sectarian incidents in Egypt and producing religious freedom research.